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Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic (Manga)

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

Alternative Titles

English: Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
Japanese: マギ The Labyrinth of Magic


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jun 3, 2009 to ?
Authors: Ohtaka, Shinobu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Sunday


Score: 8.581 (scored by 18878 users)
Ranked: #972
Popularity: #47
Members: 41,688
Favorites: 4,831
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This is a story about the flow of fate and the battle to keep the world on the right path. Aladdin is a boy who has set out to explore the world after being trapped in a room for most of his life. His best friend is a flute with a djinn in it named Ugo. Soon enough, Aladdin discovers he is a Magi, a magician who chooses kings, and he was born to choose kings who will follow the righteous path, battling against those who want to destroy fate. Follow his adventures as he meets others from "One Thousand and One Nights," like Ali Baba and Sinbad, and fights to keep the balance of world in check!

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Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic won the 59th Shougakukan Manga Award for the shounen category in 2013.

The series has been published in English by VIZ Media under the Shonen Sunday imprint since August 13, 2013 by Shogakukan Asia since April 25, 2014; in Italian by Star Comics since September 17, 2011; and in Brazil by Jbc since July 2014.

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Mar 6, 2012
When I first read Magi, I assumed from the cover that it was of a cute little boy doing cute things, something to read to pass the time between weekly updates of other manga. However, Magi has been a charming surprise with the depth of its storyline and the efforts it puts into its setting. While it is, to some extent, a manga of a cute little boy doing cute things, Magi ambitiously tries to reach out on social issues such as politics and slavery while maintaining some humanity on every side of the issue.

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Magi begins as an episodic story read more
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Jun 1, 2013
*Note*: I watched the first season of Magi before I got into the manga. While the anime is very good, aside from the Balbadd arc, it is very different and much more rushed than the manga. I highly recommend both, but the manga is definitely the one I prefer.

Magi Labyrinth of Magic is something unique in the popular long-running shounen manga category alongside such renowned works like One Piece, Bleach, Naruto, and Fairy Tail. None of them come anywhere near being as intellectual as Magi is. Despite not being a psychological manga, Magi still manages to look at what is right or wrong and what read more
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Dec 29, 2014
This is my first review (: here goes.

So i came across Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic on accident, or maybe fate haha.

I love the quirkyness of this manga, the use of gags and comedic input is always well timed, I dont really enjoy watching anime of manga i have read, but this i just had to see! The characters work well together, and the setting of the alternate world works well. I found the story all loops in together and pieces itself together later in the manga which i quite enjoy where you start in the dark and everything makes sense in time.

Definitely under rated! read more
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Sep 28, 2011
This is my first review ever, so don't expect something big. Oh well, let's go...

"The mysteries hidden in the unknown world, uncountable, meetings and partings, the ultimate treasure that grants one's every wish..."
You can find this quote in almost every book about 'Aladdin and the Magic Lamp' or 'Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves'. Magi - Labyrinth of Magic is just another story about hidden treasures, but it's not just ordinary tale. The thing that fascinates me the most in this manga is that the mangaka mixed up popular characters from popular tales - Aladdin, Alibaba, even Sinbad and Ja'far.

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